I don’t know about you, but if I got a call that started, “son, right now I’m on the operating table having hip-replacement surgery, but I wanted to give you a call to let you know how much you mean to our program…”, I’d commit on the spot.
“I’m to blame for that, too. I’m the head coach. I’m responsible for our performance,” Smart said Thursday. “I respect coach Chaney a lot, the way he’s handled things with you guys yesterday but also with our players more importantly. He owns up to them with them.” -- AJ-C, 12/29/16